Your backward-looking “joke” (21 January, page 29) comparing the rivalry between developers Schroder and Arrowcroft to a drunken brawl and the London Blitz and the, no doubt made-up, comment by a “concerned observer” really is outdated and unsophisticated.

The Second World War ended nearly 60 years ago – get over it.

I have a German partner who loves this country, yet it embarrasses me that we still see these these childish references. I’m surprised you didn’t somehow manage to mention 1966.

Rob Buxton